UEFA Champions League: Nani’s Red Card the Difference as Real Madrid Beat Manchester United (Video)
Ball Boy Fail: Kid Falls on His Head During Controversial Man United-Real Madrid UCL Match (GIF)
The biggest story from yesterday’s Champions League match between Real Madrid and Manchester United was, without a doubt, the controversial red card handed out to Man U’s Nani. Early in the second half, the Portuguese national was going for a ball that was about chest high and ended up catching Real’s Alvaro Arbeloa in the chest with his cleats. And, much to the chagrin of most observers, the referees deemed the offense dangerous enough to merit an ejection.
Of course, since the game ended, soccer fans and experts have debated…and debated…and debated. Twitter went bonkers, and one Manchester United fan in England even called the police because, in his opinion, the call was a crime.
I say maybe it’s time we all settle down a little bit. So here, check out this animated GIF of a ball boy falling on his face. It won’t help you decided for yourself whether or not Nani deserved the red card, but it is from the same game and it might make you chuckle.
See, isn’t that great? Let’s forget about the red card and Manchester United’s subsequent elimination from the Champions League and just laugh at this poor kid who made an ass of himself in front of a worldwide audience!